sprocket

noun sprock·et \ ˈsprä-kət \

Definition of sprocket

1 :a toothed wheel whose teeth engage the links of a chain
2 :a cylinder with teeth around the circumference at either end that project through perforations in something (such as motion-picture film) to move it through a mechanism (such as a projector)

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Origin and Etymology of sprocket

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SPROCKET Defined for English Language Learners

sprocket

noun

Definition of sprocket for English Language Learners

  • : a wheel that has a row of teeth around its edge which fit into the holes of something (such as a bicycle chain or a piece of film) and cause it to turn when the wheel turns; also : any one of the teeth on such a wheel


SPROCKET Defined for Kids

sprocket

noun sprock·et \ ˈsprä-kət \

Definition of sprocket for Students

:one of many points that stick up on the rim of a wheel ( sprocket wheel ) shaped so as to fit into the links of a chain


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